FAQs - Employers

What is The College of Law Jobs Board?

Promote your work experience placements, graduate opportunities and entry-level legal positions with an advertisement on The College of Law’s Jobs Board.

More than 3000 students complete the College’s Practical Legal Training (PLT) program every year and are looking for work experience or legal positions with less than 5 years’ experience. To assist these students, the College provides a popular online Jobs Board. The site is heavily trafficked with on average over 200 job seekers signing up per month.

For local and national exposure to your target audience, advertise on the College’s Jobs Board today.  There are no charges and it’s easy to list your position.

Instantly receive candidate résumés

If you have an urgent vacancy or require specific skill sets, the Jobs Board provides you direct access to candidates through the résumé search.

Only students and graduates of the College can upload their résumé, so you can be sure the candidates have received practical, hands-on training in the skills needed as an entry-level lawyer.

 

Work experience

Does work experience have to be paid?

Not necessarily. To quote the Fair Work Ombudsman. 

“Unpaid work can include work trials, volunteer work, work experience and internships. It also includes a vocational placement as defined under the Fair Work Act 2009. Unpaid work is lawful if it is a genuine work experience, vocational placement or volunteering arrangement.”

Work experience undertaken as part of College PLT is a vocational placement and as such can be unpaid.

The College does not recommend or endorse any positions, nor does it check the position for compliance with the Fair Work Act or any state award legislation or the Work Experience Rules. It is up to the student and the prospective supervisor to satisfy themselves in this regard.

Where can I find more information about providing work experience for the Practical Legal Training program?

As part of their Practical Legal Training course at The College of Law, students are required to complete up to 75 days of work experience supervised by a suitably accredited practitioner.

We have developed a guide to help employers understand the purpose of a students’ work experience placement and the College’s expectations about the nature of the supervision required.

View the Work Experience guide for supervisors

 

Account

How do I change my password?

Forgot your password or just need to update it? No problem. Simply click here and enter your email address, we will send you a reset link.

How do I change my email address?

If you’ve changed your email address, you can update your account by logging in with your original email address and then amending it under My Account > Account Settings. Then change your address under ‘Email’ and click Save.

 

Job advertisement

How can I post my job ad?

If you have registered for the Jobs Board previously, login and post your vacancy

If you are a new user, create an employer profile and upload your organisation’s logo. A confirmation will be sent to you by email. You can then return to Jobs Board and login using your nominated username and password.

View the Jobs Board guide

How long does it take to get an employer profile or ad approved?

We endeavour to process all profile and ads within two business days. Generally we do this much quicker. However, during busy times and public holidays it may take slightly longer.

Can I “Bump” my ad back to the top of the listings?

Yes, you can. If your ad has expired, you can edit the ad and resubmit it for approval. Once it has been approved, it will reappear at the top of the list.

How do I repost an advertisement?

Once you log into the Jobs Board, you will see a listing of all the ads you have previously posted. Select the ad you would like to repost, make any required changes and “save” the ad. Your ad will then be reviewed and approved.

How do I edit or delete my ad?

Login to your account and visit your Job Postings. From here you can edit the your ad.

View the Jobs Board guide

 

Contact

How can I contact you?

If you have a query that can’t be answered here, please email collaw@collaw.edu.au